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after water from the the san franciscquito creek rose and raced towrd homes. --towards homes...that is where we begin our l with kron-4's j-r stone. who spoke with the city's mayor just a few minutes ago. j-r? >> reporter: i did. at the water levels are down. you can this see in the distance the and san franciscquito creek it was flowing and not quite like a great but more like a river. it was flowing into this river section that the working crews are trying to clean up. on the opposite side of that fence our homes. let me show you video. they have been busy out here for the last one hour working. the goal is to bring in more in san backs
this evening. they wanted to secure this lobby. if they have more rain fall, or more in the coming days it will not be a problem for the homes. total, seven homes had mandatory evacuation's. and even the people in this neighborhood but there was a voluntary evacuation process. everybody with the exception of one home is back. that is good news. no injuries. we spoke with the mayor. short-term solutions, what the levy problems and also long term solutions in the works. >> right now given the conditions you do not want to move the soil around that much. you want to reinforce certain areas, and let the water dry out. we will follow up with a more further, analysis. >> out here live this evening you can deceive the mud. they have cleared out a
lot-you can see >> reporter: that. they are going to bring out some large lights. and sandbags. we also spoke with some people that lived in those homes that we spoke about earlier that are under evaluation. the stormy weather caused serious problems on a road that connects two counties in the east bay hills it was closed for much of the day - while workers fixed the problem.. kron4's haaziq madyun has the story. >> reporter: a major mudslide blocking pinehurst road where the contra costa county border meets with the oakland hillsthe heavy rain over the weekend saturated the hillside bringing down a significant amount of mud early monday morninghuge rocks like this one here landed right in the roadway the california highway
patrol was on hand to direct traffic around this narrow pathwaybicyclists also had to navigate through the debris as one lane was completely blocked by the slide eventually pinehurst was closed by contra costa county public worksthis crew brought in a pair of heavy duty front loaders to clear the slidemud was collected and poured into dump trucksload after loaduntil the road was clearedand reopened to trafficon pinehurst road on the contra costa county oakland borderhaaziq madyun, kron 4news >> catherine: continuing our team coverage. also in the east bay. a road that keeps flooding has really frustrated a long-time resident. kron 4's justine waldman shows us the mudslide and what is being done to fix it. >> reporter: as soon as it started to rain victor husary knew this was going to happen. that is why he got out his cell phone and took this video of a mudslide on castro ranch road.
>> nobody wants to listen to victor. >> reporter: flooding left the two lane street, down to one lane. victor doesn't like how cars have to drive in the opposite lane of traffic. >> i have seen it for at least 15 years. people do not know which way to go. it is very dangerous. >> for a 600 families. >> reporter: victor says the problem starts on top of the hill. he claims improper drainage allows water and mud to cascade down causing all this mess. even these wooded barricades can't hold back the damage. that is why he made this video, so people can see what's happening here. he's reached out to the city which promised to fix the problem. >> look at that!, danger. most of that city supervisors told me that they were working on it.
however, they are going to continue to work. >> reporter: pumps to suck all the water out. but it is just a temporary solution. in richmond justine waldman kron 4 news." city >> >> catherine: we've had a bit of a break from the wet weather on this christmas eve. this is a live look at the scene tonight in san francisco. plaza in oakland. however - there's more rain on the way. brian van aken is tracking it. >> and catherine, there is another storm with rainfall coming to the bay area for christmas day. already to the north near eureka. the court to this system as well offshore. these clouds will thicken and rain will develop in most areas tomorrow afternoon. cloudy skies and rain fall developing in the north bay.
spreading to the south. and the evening hours heaviest. and showers off/on continuing until wednesday. the main impact will be steady rainfall. the rainfall totals will not be that heavy. because we have had a continuous week of saturation it will not cause that much or more problems. even strong winds continuing, 30 m.p.h.-40 m.p.h. even thunderstorms. with your christmas day forecast, coming up. >> catherine: thank you, brian. stay with kron-4 as we continue to track the rain expected this week. we'll also keep you up to date on any storm damage. you can check our website -- kron4-dot-com, and our facebook and twitter pages. >> a water main break in mill valley has left a marin avenue closed tonight. marin avenue is closed between bell lane and tennessee valley road. closed until midnight as crews work to repair the
break. asphalt lifted. the water main break.described as major.was reported around 10 am today. 12-inch main was releasing about one-thousand gallons of water per minute. concern a sinkhole could form. people were told to move their cars. aerial shots sky 7 hd about 75 sanbags were stcked in front of one home to prevent flooding. 15 homes are without water. no other homes threatened. the cause is under investigation. >> catherine: the search for a suspected drunk driver who escaped police by jumping into a rain-swollen creek has been called off-- for now. police stopped the man near the college of marin in
ross around 12-30 this morning. they say he ran off - then jumped into the corte madera creek. he swam off - and they lost sight of him. the man hasn't been seen since. >> san jose police have released the name of the man who was stabbed to death at a graduation party friday night. 30-year-old steve bangalan died after being stabbed at a party being held in the office of an insurance agency owned by his cousin -- on oakland road. his death it is the 45th homicide this year in san jose. there are no suspects in custody. >> volunteer firefighters were ambushed today in upstate new york. grant lodes is here with details on the horrifying scene that played out this >> christmas eve, no less a convicted felon morning. a convicted felon is being blamed for these cold blodded killings. volunteer firefighters.responding to a fire scene near rochester new york were shot. tonight two firefighters are dead.two others.hospitalized in serious condition.but
expected to survive. how firefighters were not allowed to even battle the that's because the fire scene quickly turned into a crime saying. >> multiple shots fired multiple philip fire shots -- multiple-fire firefighters- touchdown. scene. right as the volunteer firefightrs were arriving on scene.police say 62-year-old william spangler was perched like a sniper.firing off rounds towards the unsuspecting first responders. two were killed. 43 year old mike chiapperini who also served as the town's police department public information officer. and 19-year-old tomas kachoofka. kachoofka and chiapperini's son were best friends. >> people get up in the middle of the night to put out fires they do not expect to be shot at. >> two other firefighters who were shot are expected to recover. police say before dawn.the suspect, william spengler set a house and car on fire to lure the firefighters.
as soon as they arrived, police say he started shooting. while police were looking for the shooter.the fire spread.engulfing 7 homes. the suspect was eventually found dead near the fire scene.after apparently shooting himself. and he was not even allowed to have a gun. spangler is a convicted felon.he was convicted of beating his 92-year-old grandmother to death with a hammer back in 19-80. spangler served 17 years - and police say it's unclear what his motive was for today's shooting. the town of webster, new york is now mourning. the joy of christmas replaced by pain and grief. >> very difficult... been annulled they are going to have the holidays and the family is not going to have the matter it is devastating. >> devastating. the suspect's home was one of the ones that burned. his sister lived with him.and is unaccounnted for. there is a vigil being held tonight for the fallen firefighters. >> catherine: still ahead at five. six children a/+have been
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>> catherine: there's word tonight that veteran actor jack klugman, has died. he died today in los angeles. klugman was probably best known for playing the sloppy sports writer oscar in the 19-70s sitcom the "odd couple". he also played a tough-minded medical examiner in quincy, m.e.," klugman lost his voice to throat cancer in the 1980s but trained himself to speak again. he was 90-years old. >> in national news. a police officer and a bystander were shot and killed in suburban houston this morning. it began when the officer made a traffic stop. the suspect drove away - and later began shooting from a parking lot. police say the man shot and killed a bystander, then fired at the officer who was killed. the suspect was also shot - and is in critical condition. police say they have no idea why he opened fire. >> also in texas.six children were hurt when a gasoline can exploded in a backyard today. the children in the dallas area had been sprinkling gasoline on a fire pit in the town of mckinney. the gasoline can blew up,
burning the children. some were seriously injured. police say adults were inside the house when it happened. a man who had been working on a cell phone tower in spokane washington was left dangling in the air today. he slipped out of a harness and was trapped for nearlya co-worker was able to hang onto him until firefighters arrived. they raised a ladder - and got him down safely. >> some missing hikers have been found on oregon's mount hood. they were out on snow- shoes.and are in good condition tonight. they survived by staying in a warming shelter. the two women and one man called 911 from a cell phone sunday, after getting lost while trying to reach a cabin. >> and a beautiful evening for this christmas eve. some high clouds streaming in and yet another storm system in the pacific headed our way.
mostly clear skies and we will see an increasing clouds as we get into the overnight hours for tonight. there are going to be cloudy skies. buttering should hold out until the afternoon but it could increase by the evening. ohere is futurecast by 10:00 a.m., we are trying and some spotty showers beginning to show up to the north and to the west. near santa rosa, the band of rainfall. by 2:00 p.m., light north of the golden gate. marin county, sonoma county but the rainfall will press for the bay area. by 5:00 p.m., steady, light/moderate. this will not be as heavy as what we have seen in the recent past. however, showers are
expected to continue for the christmas day evening by 7:00 a.m.. with three-quarters of 1 in. of rainfall for the bay area with 1 in.-2 in. at the higher elevations. because the ground is saturated it is not going to take that much for flooding problems. still have something to watch for, tomorrow. 30's in the north bay, 40's by the bay. the hawks in the afternoon will be in the 50s. for most locations with cloudy skies and rain fall on christmas wednesday, sunshine, clouds, showers and gusting winds possibly.
the 30-40 m.p.h. try for thursday and another system or rives late friday and saturday. that coul bring some moisture -moisture and precipitation are arriving ... on late friday. >> it is expected that $1.7 billion worth of gift cards will not be used. that is crazy, it is wasted money. many of us are going to store them in our wallets. or we sometimes will forget or they are. they are usually overlooked but technology is to the rescue. there are great smart phone applications. like this one is called gyft.. it is a free application for android or iphone. you can take this physical iphone and
offload its detroit digital wallet. it will store that information. and you can use that the cashier will be able to use that from your screen. you can even use these by treating these and on the website, or to request them. --regift theses a unique feature. >> catherine: this quick check on traffic with the golden gate bridge. they pretty evening and bryan says that it is nice and the james lick. a bit slower particulat on the lower deck stay with us, more news. don't forget that 'new year's live' is coming up. we'll bring you the biggest parties and best fireworks. i'll be hosting along with gary radnich. see you on kron four at 11:30 on new years eve.
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>> coming up how you can donate to a last-minute toy drive in san francisco in the nra is sticking to its common stock on the legislation even after the connecticut tragedy. it might not be a white christmas but there is a lot of snowfall in the sierras. will take a look at the conditions, coming up.
conditionslefty o'doul' there ig to be more snowfall for expected. >> charles, yes there is more storms in addition to these snowfall the we have had. over 5 ft.. like mere sierra, lake tahoe boasting 62 in. there could be more off snowfall on the way for christmas evening. and wednesday morning and afternoon in. the futurecast futurecast-model showing a winter storm watch in effect for tuesday, wednesday snow levels at 2,000 ft.. from whins, white out conditions. tire chain laws in effect. with wind--
strong. however, there are some high cloud coverage from the pacific that will increase the clouds for tonight. a cloudy start and rainfall spreading to the south. coming up. >> the n r eight is rejecting new legislation. the nra -- once more armed guards. and is rejecting the new legislation drive. the n-r-a is rejecting new nationwide gun legislation in favor of pushing for morethe group made the statement a week after the shooting at >> "how many more?" >> reporter: performers and artists now joining with 800 mayors calling for a plan to end gun violence. but wayne lapierre, the chief executive officer and public face of the national rifle association, made clear on nbc's meet the press, that his organization will oppose legislation adding new restrictions to the sale of weapons or high capacity ammunition magazines.
>> "look, i know there's a media machine in this country that wants to blame guns every time something happens, i know there's an anti-second amendment industry in this town, i know that there are political leads that for 20 years always try and say it's because americans own guns. i'm telling you what i think will make people safe and what every mom and dad will make them feel better. when they drop their kid off in school in january is if we have a police officer in that school, a good guy." >> reporter: as the last of the newtown massacre victims are laid to rest, the nra has taken the position that armed security officers in schools are a major part of its solution. >> "i have found the statements by the nra over the last couple of days to be disheartening because the statements seem to not reflect any understanding about the slaughter of children that happened in newtown, connecticut. here's what bothered me. the
nra spokespeople have been willing to deal with every possible cause of gun violence except guns." >> catherine: that was barbara starr reporting. lawmakers from both parties agree that some kind of change is needed.but they don't agree on how to do it. democrats want to make it harder to get military- style weapons. republicans argue that such measures have been ineffective in the past. >> former president george h-w bush will probably spend christmas in a houston hospital. doctors had hoped to release him by now. but they want to make sure the 88- year-old builds up his energy. bush has been hospitalized for about a month after getting bronchitis. >> at the vatican. pope benedict celebrated christmas eve mass. praying in part that the israelis and palestinians live in peace and freedom. the pope also asked for
prayer for syria, lebanon and iraq. tomorrow - he'll deliver his traditional christmas address. >> a lot of children will go to bed tonight.wondering just when santa will be arriving. and of course - there's a way to track his every move -- online. grant lodes is back to show us how. >> the real santa claus is on his sleigh tonight, santa claus is coming to town. the north american aerospace command or " norad'.. he is in western europe. he has just left the united king start northern ireland, and then i will lead with four. billion the gifts have been delivered. and then-you will go from ireland from northern ireland. he is going to go west and
eventually will ride in the bay area. around the world. it is difficult to pinpoint exactly where he is but needless to stay we will continue to follow this developing story. >> the real story could be on the slatsanta's sleigh the real story-however, take a look at this interesting impersonators in sweden. they were spotted showing off their skill on motorcycles. >> a home in san diego has been decorated with 35,000 christmas lights. a neighbor took this video -- showing the huge display.. he says the family has set up elaborate displays for many years.despite power bills that run about a thousand dollars. >> this toy drive is that lefty voca--o ' tooloes. the
wanted to collect about 15,000 but they've only collected 1000. >> this is the 12th year that the san francisco firefighters toy program has had a last minute toy drive with 44,000 children expected to to receive toys. they are at the restaurant to kick it off. >> all of the fire stations are open it makes it easy. there are new toys to on wrap, please give it to children of we are short. we are working with police, fire. and we have a great sponsor, latif o'tooles.. >> you can still help. 333 geary street.. >> coming up. it turned the holiday season to not let
the c h p let you driving 30 catcher driving dirty your writing 30. >> the bay bridge toll plaza. the left side is westbound. and if it is moving toward the east side is going towards oakland and the sister the guadeloupe overpass the headlights are the south bound commuter direction we are coming back after this.
>> let us take a look of the market update. update. stocks closed lower today - in part because of the concern about the fiscal cliff. the dow lost 52-points in a shortened holiday session. the nasdaq dropped eight. and the s-and-p was down 3 points. (male announcer): now, here's stanley roberts who found people behaving badly. >> police: ok when its clean
we are going to make a right and at the next light we are going to turn right as well. >> every major holiday the california highway patrol puts out a all hands on deck call, it's called maximium enforcement. >> police: at the next driveway we are going to turn right. >> this means there is a maximium amount of officers on the road liiking for violators like this driver who well lets listen to officer wilson >> police: the reason why i stopped you because you weren't weating your seatbelt >> the driver claimed she forgot, for the record i forgot is not really a good excuse . sooooooo >> police: you got cited today for driving with out your seatbelt on go ahead and sign in the red box . it is not as an admission of guilt but it is an acknowledgement your point to take care of this. >> this driver was observed doing something that is all too common in the bay dispite it being violation of the vehicle code >> police: exit the freeway exit the freeway drive drive exit the freeway exit the freeway. >> he was driving while on his cellphone without the benefit of hands free device, and yes he did get
a ticket. this driver ran a stop sign right on one of the frontage roads in berkerley but watch the driver of this volkswagon, not only did run the stop sign he wasn't wearing a seat belt. so he gets to have a chat with the officer and if you never heard the term riding dirty this is what it means, not only did he run the stop sign without his seat belt he had a major problem. >> police: whats going on with your registration, >> apparently his registration expired 7 months ago, he got a ticket 30 days ago for the same violation >> i have a court date. >> you see vehicle registration is what pays for road maintenance, it funds the freeway service patrol and it pays the chp's salaries >> police: go ahead and step out for me >> to make a long story short, riding dirty will almost guarentee your vehicles will get towed and of some people that could mean a long walk home but hey look on the bright side at least your car gets
a ride at the oakland office of the california patrol stanley roberts kron 4 news >> catherine: if you have a comment or story idea for stanley, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org m >> nice weather on this christmas eve. mostly clear conditions and a storm is offshore. if it is going to bring in the chance for rainfall. the good news is that the morning hours could be spare. here is the story for christmas and day. for of the day, gray skies. wednesday, still a lingering mixed in with the sunshine. cold, gusting wind. thursday, completely dry with mostly sunny skies. still, cool on the low 50s.
here is the satellite and radar with a note, high clouds spreading over the bay area in advance. in this system, we can continue to see the cloud coverage. sonoma, napa county and by 5:00 p.m. the entire bay area is looking to get steady, like a moderate rainfall. it will not be as strong as the last two systems. here we are, by 10:00 p.m. and the steady rain fall should be transitioning. showers on
the flesh off. and when stay. on that showers on /off-the- scattered showers and breaks of sunshine eventually degreasing throughout the day and by 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., the creasing. and by christmas morning, the temperatures will be 30's and '40's and sunshine decreasing..l clouds and rain fall expected. your kron 4 7 day around the bay wednesday, we have the scattered showers and sunshine with gusting winds. mostly sunny, and another system on friday, saturday. but there rainfall totals are going to be extremely light if anything. sunshine, sunday & monday. >> with all the fuss,
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traditional christmas message. and this year viewers got to see something new. her address is being broadcast - in 3-d. the queen later got to see what the historic broadcast looked like by putting on her own 3-d glasses. she never says anything provocative or political. but she reflected on her diamond jubilee -- marking 60 years on the throne. and paid tribute to the olympic athletes - who met in london. >> "as london hosted a splendid summer of sport, all those who saw the achievement and courage at the olympic and paralympic games were further inspired by the skill, dedication, training and teamwork of our athletes. in pursuing their own sporting goals, they gave the rest of us the opportunity to share something of the excitement and drama." >> catherine: i imagine that, and 3-d! it is heard
>> the bay area is recovering after a weekend of stormy weather. more rainfall expected and a wager water main break this rainfall expected and a wager water main break this mornisofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home.
live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news.tonight at six. >> catherine: we're tracking storm damage throughout the bay area. this weekend's storm triggered a mudslide in an area bordering contra costa county and oakland. and in richmond - there was flooding. it was a similar scene in east palo alto - where there >> and it's not over. tomorrow - more rain is expected. >> we spoke with the mayor. he is concerned about the levee, and knowing that the saturation level of the soil is a concern. we will have to wait until it dries out before we can deal with
it. our team coverage on the storm damage continues. crews in east palo alto plan to work into the night. trying to make sure there's no more flooding at the san francisquito creek. it was a big problem last night - there was a mudslide today in contra costa county.near the oakland border.on pinehurst road. it was a mess and the road was closed for awhile. drivers were trying to navigate around the mud. scene around 5 this morning. the slide was cleaned up in a few hours. forecast - the public works flooding caused a mess in richmond. a viewer sent us this video of castro ranch road. the two lane street, became one big mess. improper damage from a pipe resident victor hu-sorry fixed. the road is now open to two lanes of traffic. crews used a pump to clear out the caused a large tree branch to fall onto this san francisco gas station. >> this saturation level i came back and. and it is nothing. nothing can be saved. >> this creek forest mandatory evacuations of a least seven homes. today, you can see with mud on the streets. there is one moment
that is so much damage the homeowner could not come back she knows that it could've been worse. >> we could have been coming to a home that could not be standing. however, we are blessed and we will start to clean up process and to celebrate the new year. >> that was cut rates reporting. >> and also in contra costa county, do the oakland to border on pine ridge road it was a real mess. drivers for trying to navigate around the mud of the c h p was called on the scene about 5:00 a.m. >> basically, our live this morning there was a rock slide. on by hearst. we recall out here, providing traffic control on pine hearst - pine hurst road. we should have this shut
down from sky line. >> it was cleaned up in a few hours of a public works crews will keep an eye on this area. >> flooding also causing a rpaid-difficulty in richmond. with improper damage his/her drainage from a pipe on the hill. is being blamed. the resident has seen this before. victor? >> people did not know what. they did not know which way to go. >> reporter: dangerous? >> yes, there are 600 families. the mayor and sent me andy mill and most city supervisors of notified us that we are working on it and the center-sent me an e- mail--centimeter and evil
and th city center supervisor city supervisors, ciy workers and setting out in else. >> reporter: thank you. >> catherine: also a large tree branches that fell onto a san francisco gas stationit happened on portrero and 17th streets over the weekend. the awning of the 76 station was knocked over. no one was hurt. we have some weather photos sent in by viewers. elaine eng sent us this photo showing flooding on 280 this morning near the foothill exit. and jonathan miranda send this photo showing storm damage at a san francisco gas station a tree branch came crashing storm if you have pictures you want to share with us, send them to breaking-news-at- kron-four.com. stay with kron-4 as we continue to track the wet weather and storm damage. for the latest updates - check out our website - kron4.com, and our facebook and twitter pages. >> catherine: in other bay
area news. 15 homes in mill valley are still without water tonight. that's after a water main broke, flooding marin avenue. kron 4's reggie kumar tells us if water crews will finish the repairs by christmas morning. >> of american water district as a welder on the scene and to repair a water main break. thousands of gallons of minute permanente were spewing out. this water main break is made of cast iron and is over 60 years old. they believe it cracked because of age it is still under investigation. this is video. the water pressure was so intense it lifted off the pavement. this resident has no water but is that these photographs. >> it was a little bit scary would it not know when the water was shut off about we were glad that they did. there was no damage to the house.
>> the daughter of here was really working hard but it did its job the -- house was fine and the gutter-was a lifesaver. >> we can see that this is closed between bell and tennessee. the water is expected to be back on by 8:00 p.m. >> catherine: antioch police say this man is in custody tonight - in connection to a pipe bomb investigation. they say frank trout was spotted walking out of a home with burned hands. he later admitted he had been making pipe bombs. streets in the area were closed and residents evacuated for a time. explosive devices were found in the house. trout was treated at a hospital before being taken to jail. >> san jose police have
released the name of the man who was stabbed to death at a graduation party friday night. 30-year-old steve bangalan died after being stabbed at a party being held in the office of an insurance agency owned by his cousin -- on oakland road. his death it is the 45th homicide this year in san jose. there are no suspects in custody. >> coming up,firefighters are ambushed and killed in upstate new york. after a man sets a fire to get them onto the scene. and - the frightening real life version of baby's day out! life version of baby's day out! look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible.
around 12-30 this morning. since. custody. volunteer firefighters were ambushed today in upstate new york. grant lodes is here with scene that played out this morning. a convicted felon cold blodded killings. volunteer fire scene near rochester new york were shot. tonight two firefighters are dead.two others.hospitalized in serious condition.but expected to survive. firefighters were not allowed to even battle the massive fire for nearly six hours this morning. that's because the fire scene quickly turned into a crime scene. right as the volunteer firefightrs were 62-year-old william spangler was perched like a sniper.firing off rounds first responders. two were killed. 43 year old mike chiapperini who also served as the town's police department public information officer. and 19- year-old tomas kachoofka. kachoofka and chiapperini's
son were best friends. two other firefighters who were shot are expected to recover. police say before dawn.the suspect, william spengler set a house and car on fire to lure the firefighters. police say he started shooting. while police were looking for the shooter.the fire spread.engulfing 7 homes. the suspect was eventually found dead near the fire scene.after apparently shooting himself. and he was not even allowed felon.he was convicted of beating his 92-year-old hammer back in 19-80. spangler served 17 years - and police say it's unclear today's shooting. the town of webster, new york is now mourning. sot resident - it's just him.and is unaccounnted for. there is a vigil being held firefigters.
>> being taken to jail. san jose police have released the name of the man who was stabbed to death at a graduation party friday night. 30-year-old steve bangalan died after being stabbed at a party being held in the office of road. his death it is the 45th jose. custody. wauwatosa. colleagues say wisconsin, colleagues say jennifer sebena was shot several times this morning. she'd been with the department for about two years. the case is considered a homicide. police are searching for a 17-year-old teenager who is being accused of threatening to shoot up his massachusetts school will now spend his christmas in jail. the suspect was charged earlier today. he claims that he was joking when he told police about his plan targeting the north
attleborough high school. his attorney finds it troubling that the school. which has had problems with gun threats in the past. is singling out her client. for now the teen will be held in jail for the next three days. >> catherine: a suspicious object caused some delays at miami's airport today. police later gave the all- clear. there were no evacuations. the problem happened at the south terminal. christmas eve flights are back on schedule tonight. >> brian: take a look at the steady/light rainfall for the bay area it will be fairly continuous moderate. possibly briefly heavy at times. that will last until 10:00 p.m. before it breaks up with showers on/off, continuing. and for wednesday morning. as we start the day wednesday some occasional showers and breaks of sunshine. however, decreasing as to go for the afternoon. eventually, we could see some completely dry conditions with sunshine. for tomorrow morning, dry and
temperatures in the 30's. 40's by the bay. if the high is in the afternoon rainfall in the low-mid-50s. the last couple of days of 2012, wednesday we have showers and a dry day for thursday. there is another storm on friday and saturday but it does not look that strong. just a chance for a light rain. and sunday, on the sunday. catherine? >> the skies over the sierras were clear back.. >> let me show you some of these road conditions in the sierras. this is the camera, along interstate-80 at the
donner summit. the roadway is clear of a look at the piles of the fresh snow. a couple of miles away, the same. the donner lake exit. even though highway 80 looks good tire chain laws are in effect east bound at applegate/truckee. let us take a look at south lake tahoe highway no. 50. with clear roads. but probably slack. if you're going to go to the high country to go skiing it could be-slac slippersquaw valley, with two water 20 in. total this season. with north star, and 250 -- total in squaw valley. with north star, and take a look of this gorgeous from kirkwood. the skies were clear but
when he spotted this child in a yellow shopping cart. it was just a few feet away from a busy highway -- so the officer sped toward the helpless infant. >> "i knew there wasn't an option to stop the cart, but i had to do something to try to stop traffic because it was headed directly towards a busy highway." >> the child's mother was placing another child in her from her. luckily the officer was able to stop traffic with his emergency lights and grab the little boy from the cart uninjured.
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portions of a levee and even forced the evacuations last night. they plan on bringing in morris to the working crews into place sandbags along the levee. this- evening. with more long-term solutions will be provided i th next couple of weeks. j. r. stone, kron 4. >> reporter: this creek flooded at least seven homes. leaving residents cleaning up. carpeting, ruined and the items inside also whirlwind. residents finding out what the half to two. and when of these homes is not and habitable. residents finding out what they have to do. a lot of damage they are trying to
put this behind them, and move forward. charles clifford, kron 4. >> reporter: this major mudslide that was caused by this weekend's storm. the c h p was directing traffic aware of the working crews were removing the mud slide from the roadway. and they will have to keep an eye on this hillside with more rain fall forecast. pinehurst road haazig madyun kron 4. >> reporter: this viewer sent us this flooding on the castro ranch in richmond. normally, this is two lanes but now it was one lane because of the. this problem began as the top of the hill. this drainage is not proper. the city has contacted him and hiand he..
is being assured that it will be faxed justinand taking care of. >> this is squaw valley, with the daughter summit. they are saying that there are tire chain laws the donner summit in the newsroom, charles clifford, kron 4. >> that is correct, we have a lot of snowfall. and it looks like we could see some more snow for this weekend. boasting nearly 5 ft. in just two days. tothis forecast model, showing ofnext couple
of days with not as strong as the last couple of the we have seen this weekend. with one, 2 ft. at the higher elevations with a winter storm watch. we will see the snow levels of 5,000 ft.. and even falling by 3,000 ft. on wednesday with a strong wind, white out conditions. and probably tire chain laws in effect along interstate-80, interstate-50. very probable. these calls will thicken and a cloudy start tomorrow. these clouds will thicken. --and how much rainfall we can expect, coming up. >> in mill valley, a 12 in. cast iron pipe broke sending 1,000 gal. of water per minute onto the street. this was on marin ave. the crews are working to repair this
by 8:00 p.m. this evening they plan on read opening the road by midnight. there are 15 homes that still cannot hathat still do not have water. >> it is expected that $1.7 billion worth of gift cards will not be used. there is a great smart phone application. 'gyft' is a free moblie app and re gift to send them to friends ... gabe slate tech report >> with congress in recess. and the president on vacation in hawaii. not much is happening in the fiscal cliff situation. it would mean a series of tax hikes and spending cuts taking effect in about a week. on wall street. the dow lost 52 points in a shortened christmas eve trading day. the nasdaq dropped eight. and the s-and-p lost 3
points. >> catherine: there could also be what you might call a 'dairy cliff'. beginning next year, you could pay as much as seven dollars for a gallon of milk if congress doesn't step in. with the focus on the fiscal cliff - other legislative matters are falling by the wayside.including a stalled farm bill. certain protections for farmers are expiring. one of them is the dairy subsidy, which ends january first. if congress doesn't act before then, the u-s would revert back to a 63-year-old dairy policy. it would force the government to buy milk at inflated prices, driving up the cost.. ------------------------ now showing les miserables- >> quentin tarantino takes movie goers to the deep south of a plantation owner
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division last night jim harbaugh was dealt his worst loss as niners head coach.and on his 49th birthday no less. a 42-13 drubbing to the red hot seahawks who now must be considered one of the top three teams in the league. and just how valuable defensive lineman justin smith? - in the six quarters he has missed the 49ers have yielded a whopping 70 points, going back to the 2nd half of the patriots game.now obviously you can't pin it all on his absence, but clearly they aren't the same defense without him seattle absolutely dismantled the 49ers with a steady dose of marshawn lynch and rookie quarterbck russell wilson. .now, in order to lock up the two seed and a first round bye the 49ers must beat arizona in the finale - which they should do - and hope for the vikings to beat green bay. >> we did not relate to
enough good things and what do we do after a battle? >> apparently it's all about the three "r's" seriously that press conference was tough to listen to - one radio host compared it to sitting through a root canal - truth is when harbaugh doesn't want to give you anything - he doesn't. >> on to some injury news - vernon davis 90 consecutive start streak is in jeopardy after a sustaining a concussion on this viscious hit. colts head coach chuck pagano returned to the team the results of the mri are showing a torn a c l that would end his season also is difficult for carson paul
team today after missing the last three months while battling leukemia the colts are now in the playoffs. >> when i asked him to take over, i was pleasantly surprised. and never take one day for granted. it is a privilege to be standing here today. >> the colts closed out their regular season on sunday. a dream petersen, could still break the record adrian petersen-. meaning that he will be 280 yds
against the packers to break eric dickerson. the vikings win will also mean a clench with a playoff spot. if a potential when them a first will run out. and by taking them out to business, i guess, this is going to be a cute story, arizona cardinals. take a look. this was given a glove. can you imagine? and i know that it is cute. larry fitzgerald. that this number of 11. that promote cynicism, but it is great to see something so minor. to bring so much joy and also some baseball $56 million, with an option for a fifth year, $70 million, not bad, $40 million per year. runs, 272, he is a
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